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Tabletop Game Hot Picks for September 2017

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Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Games start with a dream and became a reality with the support of the community. Let’s take a look at some current Kickstarter Tabletop game campaigns.


The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena

The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena is a strategic sports board game for 2 players taking place in Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe.

The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena
The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena

A miniatures board game designed by Sen Foong-Lim and Jessey Wright, The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena pits 2 players against each other in a sports game that features deep, strategic, head-to-head gameplay, highly detailed and dynamic miniatures, deck crafting and building, and team customization.

The gameplay of The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena is closely modeled after the popular Pro-bending sport featured in the first season of Avatar: The Legend of Korra. As such, the game is designed for 2 players, each controlling a team of 3 benders: earth, fire, and water.

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Friday, September 29, 2017. The project has reached its goal and is currently over 400% funded.


Survive the Night

Society is crumbling. You and a group of friends have decided to make your way to a home on the outskirts of town owned by one of your families. You haven’t adjusted completely to this new reality, but you know you won’t get a chance to unless you learn to Survive the Night.

Survive The Night
Survive The Night

This 1-6 player board game mixes elements of Combat, Crafting, Story, Player Choice, and Strategy with every playthrough. Depending on your scenario, you are in a world where either Vampires, Werewolves, or Zombies are real and wreaking havoc on your city and likely everywhere else.

With a total of over 1,150 square inches of game board surface, the setting can change drastically and depends upon player choices both in where you choose to make your stand and in what layout you set your defenses.

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Monday, October 2, 2017. The project is currently 29% funded.


The King’s Guild

Earn the title of The King’s Guild by forging powerful items, recruiting heroes, and earning treasure to expand your empire and lead your guild to prosperity in this strategy board game.

The King's Guild
The King’s Guild

In this 60-90 minute strategy board game, 2-5 players compete by choosing one of three actions – craft powerful weapons, send heroes on quests to earn treasure, or use resources to upgrade characters and rooms to establish the most renowned guild. Resources and heroes are limited, so players need to watch their opponents closely, planning the best strategy for success.

When the Council of the Wise arrives in Greycastle, each player gets a final turn and may make an offering to the council. Players reveal their treasures and score prestige for everything they’ve accomplished. The guild with the most prestige earns the title of The King’s Guild and their leader takes the throne!

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thursday, September 21, 2017. The project has reached its goal and is currently 373% funded.


Champions of Hara

A set in a unique funk-fantasy world, Champions of Hara is a tactical tabletop adventure board game in which 2-4 players (+2 with expansion) race to protect a dying world. Players will contain destructive energy by defeating monsters, closing rifts, and exploring the six different zones within Hara. In order to rise to the challenge, players will need to unlock new abilities and collect powerful items. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes per player. 

Champions of Hara
Champions of Hara

In addition to the cooperative mode, Champions of Hara also features versus gameplay. In versus mode, players will compete against one another in arena style combat. The winner is offered a powerful blessing by Hara’s stewards: a single wish to shape the future. However, wishes are no simple matter. In co-op mode, players will work together to overcome the fallout from the champion’s wish, facing off against corrupted foes and solving scenario-based challenges.

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:59 PM CDT. The project has reached its goal and is currently 284% funded.


Cerebria – The Inside World

In Cerebria – The Inside World, Cerebria’s state is in constant flux until a Spirit triggers a Revelation – these are key moments in the game when the current game state is evaluated and is preserved as a permanent Bliss or Gloom fragment on the Identity. Choose to side with Bliss or Gloom, rally your Emotions and shape Cerebria’s Identity in this immersive area control team game for 1-4 players.

Cerebria - The Inside World
Cerebria – The Inside World

Set in a person’s mind, re-imagined as a vibrant fantasy world, players assume the role of Spirits, followers of the Inside World’s two opposing forces, Bliss and Gloom, with the goal of shaping Cerebria’s Identity to their image. For that purpose, they have been granted power over the Emotions, Cerebria’s denizens: they can invoke, move, empower and evolve Emotions to influence and control Cerebria’s Realms and Frontiers. Cerebria is a deep and highly customizable game full of player interaction, where timing and cooperation with your teammate are essential to victory.

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11:01 AM CDT. The project has reached its goal and is currently over 700% funded.


Scrooge The Board Game

In Scrooge The Board Game you take on the role of one of your favorite Dickens’s characters in order to save mean-spirited Ebenezer Scrooge from a life of Bah Humbug! Players (2-6) roll the dice, draw cards and move across the city (gaming board) without falling prey to Scrooge and all his miserly tricks and traps. You’ll have to make tactical decisions and strategic alliances every step of the way! Gameplay is quick to learn, highly interactive and FAST paced. Do you have what it takes to out-scrooge, Scrooge? This wild ride of a game is destined to be an instant classic.

Scrooge The Board Game

Inspired by classic and modern gameplay experiences and ‘A Christmas Carol’, you’ll explore 56 London streets and interact with 5 innovative decks of cards that will either help or hinder you in your quest to be the first player to out-scrooge, Scrooge and beat him in his Moment of Truth Challenge.

A survival board game for families and fun-loving adults. Can you out-scrooge, Scrooge?

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thursday, October 5 2017. Project is currently 73% funded.


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Shanon Connelly

(a.k.a. “Super Muffin Girl”) is an avid board gamer, cosplayer, and all around nerd girl. She has been cosplaying for 10 years, attending several conventions every year. She recently started a YouTube gaming channel, "Time to Play!", which previews and reviews board games. Follow Shanon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@supermuffingirl).

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